I've seen a similar pattern but I don't think google is entirely responsible.
I think it's more likely a continuation of the 512k problem. There's no way human behaviour changes so drastically from day to day, not enough to account for the messed up traffic numbers I'm seeing.
I just don't know why this isn't being properly monitored and discussed by media or those it's affecting.
ISP's and upstream providers are still screwing around and not admitting they sat on their asses too long.
I figure it's cost me several hundred dollars since Aug 14th, and I'm just a small player.
It's not just a problem with a few small backwater ISP's either like we were told, this involves providers at all levels.
Charter was affected yesterday but won't discuss the details.
Shaw was also affected again today.
I just hope they've done most of their patching and rebooting this weekend. Hopefully now this is the worst of it and things will get back to normal soon.